The 2009 Easthampton Bear Fest
was a summer long fiberglass sculpture festival that brought thousands of visitors to the city and raised over $60,000 for local arts programs, artists, and organizations. 35 creatively transformed fiberglass bears by locally and nationally known artists were exhibited throughout the Easthampton downtown area. Easthampton City Arts, the city arts organization that spearheaded Bear Fest, was honored to accept an MCC Gold Star Award—a program that annually recognizes model community arts, humanities and science projects funded by the 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) across the state.
is excited to organize another Bear fest in 2012. Visit the Bear Fest website
for more information.
formed committees and judged applicant submissions to select the following murals:2011
Mural located at the corner of Chapman Avenue and Union Street created by Holyoke artist Nancy Howard Smith.
Mural located on the corner of Pine & Cottage Streets, created by Easthampton artist, Peggy Grose
Mural on Cottage Street, completed by Northampton artist, Tom Pappalardo